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Journals Ranked by Impact: Virology
Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2004-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 Reviews in Medical Virology
Reviews in Medical Virology
Journal of Virology
Advances in Virus Research
Advances in Virus Research
3 Journal of Virology
Journal of Virology
4 Advances in Virus Research
5 Antiviral Therapy
Antiviral Therapy
Progress in Medical Virology
6 Retrovirology
Journal of General Virology
7 Antiviral Research
Journal of General Virology
Seminars in Virology
8 Virology
Current HIV Research
Reviews in Medical Virology
9 Int. Journal of Medical Microbiology
Journal of Clinical Virology
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
10 Journal of Viral Hepatitis
Microbes and Infection
Journal of Medical Virology

The above table compares the citation impact of journals in a given field as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2008 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report®. The 2008 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period--in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 28-year period (right-hand column).

SOURCE: Journal Citations Report and Journal Performance Indicators.

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